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UK Medical Heritage Library

The UK Medical Heritage Library brings together books and pamphlets from 10 research libraries in the UK, focused on the 19th and early 20th century history of medicine and related disciplines. This ongoing digitisation project is funded by Jisc (http://www.jisc-content.ac.uk/) and the Wellcome Library (http://wellcomelibrary.org). The UK Medical Heritage Library is a sub-set of the Medical Heritage Library (archive.org/details/medicalheritagelibrary).

UK Medical Heritage Library partners include:

  • King's College London
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • University of Bristol
  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leeds
  • Wellcome Library

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European Libraries
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collections
173,443
texts
Year
1,264
1965
1,275
1964
1,275
1963
1,296
1962
1,306
1961
1,318
1960
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Topics & Subjects
62,570
Water Supply
61,555
Sanitation
61,066
Public Health
60,789
Disease Outbreaks
3,232
Medicine
3,197
School Health Services
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8,266
royal college of surgeons of england
2,422
royal college of physicians of edinburgh
1,314
royal college of physicians of london
1,304
university of glasgow. library
461
royal college of physicians of london. n 80046799
330
royal college of physicians of edinburgh. n 82024440
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Language
127,605
English
18,768
French
13,842
German
5,246
Latin
2,484
Italian
1,620
Spanish
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Royal College of Surgeons of England
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21,496
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1.6M
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation of 20,000 UK and international members, and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care. The College received its first Royal Charter in 1800 but traces its origins to the Company of Barber-Surgeons, established in 1540. In 1745, the Barber-Surgeons were split by an Act of Parliament into two bodies and the Company of Surgeons was established. The Hunterian Museum ,...
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
collection
10,472
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
collection
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The RCPE is an independent standard-setting body and professional membership organisation. Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of patient care. We help qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist (internal) medicine through medical examinations, education and training. We also provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers. The Library was founded in 1682 when Sir Robert Sibbald, one of the...
University of Glasgow Library
collection
5,392
ITEMS
646,265
VIEWS
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This collection contains items from the University of Glasgow Library. Glasgow University is a broad based, research intensive institution with a global reach, and has been teaching medicine since 1714. The University's Libra ry's medical collections cover all subject areas and are particularly strong in anatomy, surgery, clinical medicine, public health, sanitation and homeopathic medicine.
Royal College of Physicians
collection
4,150
ITEMS
620,539
VIEWS
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The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the professional body for physicians, with over 30,000 members and fellows across the globe. The RCP has an extensive library , started at the foundation of the RCP in 1518 and maintained and developed today. The rare books and special collections are displayed in public exhibitions and can be viewed in person by making a research appointment with the library. 20th-century collections are available to all for reference access in the library reading room....
University of Leeds Library
collection
3,775
ITEMS
579,463
VIEWS
collection
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Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries of the UK, attracting students and scholars from around the world to its rich and extensive print, online and manuscript collections gathered during its 100 -year history. The Library has some of the UK's outstanding collections of rare books and manuscripts, and five of its premier Special Collections have been awarded "designated status" under the national scheme for recognising world class collections held in...
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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff worki ng in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as the world's leading research-focused graduate school. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence...
collection
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This collection contains items from the Foyle Special Collections Library, King's College London. The Foyle Special Collections Library holds over 180,000 printed books and journals, as well as maps, slides, sound recordings and manuscript material, spanning the humanities, sciences and social sciences and ranging in date from the 15th century to the present day. The history of medicine is a notable strength of these holdings, which include the historical library collections of St. Thomas's...
University of Bristol Library
collection
943
ITEMS
126,462
VIEWS
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The University of Bristol Library serves the needs of one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Its special collections reflect the broad scope of the institution’s research and teaching, ranging from important deposits of publishing archive, through leading geological collections to the library and archive of the National Liberal Club, a key source for public debate in the nineteenth-century. The present collection is drawn from the library of the Bristol Medical School...
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
texts
eye 58,662
favorite 8
comment 0
At head of title: To members of parliament and others
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936.; Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936
texts
eye 23,667
favorite 30
comment 1
"Notes and references": p. [433]-617. Bibliography: p. [624]-642
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Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex, Culture
Wellcome Library
by Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791. n 50032813
texts
eye 20,194
favorite 19
comment 1
ESTC
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Topic: English language
Royal College of Surgeons of England
by Royal College of Surgeons of England
texts
eye 12,119
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comment 2
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Topic: Social Conditions
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Topics: Photography of the nude, Photography, Erotic
Issued in a limited edition of "only three thousand copies"
Topics: Erotic literature, Erotic art, Sex in literature, Pornography, Sex, Prostitution, Homosexuality,...
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies on French hand-made paper"
Topic: Sex
Wellcome Library
by Solomon, King of Israel. n 80024516; Mathers, S. L. MacGregor (Samuel Liddell MacGregor)
texts
eye 7,700
favorite 23
comment 0
Limited ed. of 500 numbered copies
Topic: Jewish magic
3000 copies were privately printed by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press in 1933
Topics: Paraphilias, Sex, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Erotica, Nudity
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805
texts
eye 6,654
favorite 5
comment 0
Text in English and French
Copy no. 631 of a limited edition of 775 numbered and signed copies
Topics: Phallicism, Religion and Sex
Royal College of Physicians
by Johnson, Francis, 1796?-1876; East India Company; Royal College of Physicians of London
texts
eye 6,079
favorite 3
comment 0
This material has been provided by Royal College of Physicians, London. The original may be consulted at Royal College of Physicians, London
Topics: Persian Language, Arabic Language, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Bernard, Claude; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 5,686
favorite 3
comment 0
This material has been provided by UCL Library Services. The original may be consulted at UCL (University College London)
Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Cooking, English
University of Leeds Library
by New Sydenham Society; University of Leeds. Library
texts
eye 4,846
favorite 0
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Fasciculi XIV to XXVII (in continuation of the Atlas of pathology); constitute New Sydenham Society publications no.175-193(?)
Topics: General Surgery, Pathology, Medicine
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922
texts
eye 4,706
favorite 12
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Topics: Sadomasochism, Erotica, Flagellation, Sex, Sexual Behavior, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted...
Unabridged reprint of Barrett's Magus, London, 1801
Topics: Magic, Occultism, Alchemy
Cont: v. 1. A to F -- v. 2. G to Z
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Topic: Technology - Dictionaries
Wellcome Library
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922; Forstern, William H
texts
eye 4,413
favorite 13
comment 0
Published in 1938 under title: Sexual life in England, past and present
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Prostitution, Flagellation, Erotica, Homosexuality, Morals
Wellcome Library
by Kent, J. T. (James Tyler), 1849-1916
texts
eye 4,285
favorite 3
comment 0
Issued in 10 parts
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Signatures: [A]-2U4 (leaf 2U4 is wanting)
Topic: Masturbation
Wellcome Library
by Chaleix-Vivie, Dr; Audebert, Dr
texts
eye 4,244
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comment 0
Includes bibliographic footnotes
Topic: Abortion, Incomplete
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
eye 4,156
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comment 0
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Hooper, David, 1858-1947; Warden, C. J. H. (Charles James Hislop), 1851-1900; Dymock, William, 1834-1892; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
eye 4,152
favorite 0
comment 0
Note: Vol. 3 has no general t.p. Vol. 4 Index and appendix
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Materia Medica
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Council; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 4,136
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes index
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Pharmacopoeias as Topic
Wellcome Library
by Douglas, Elizabeth
texts
eye 4,018
favorite 3
comment 0
Also published Philadelphia : McKay, [191-?]
Topic: Cooking
Wellcome Library
by Yatindranatha, Sena
texts
eye 3,976
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: Urdu language, Urdu language
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
eye 3,940
favorite 3
comment 0
Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
"List of authorities": p. [535]-538
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Topics: Flagellation, Flagellants
"Authorities consulted and quoted": p. [xi]-xii
Topic: French language
Wellcome Library
texts
eye 3,612
favorite 1
comment 0
Printer's imprint at foot of half-title: Knight and Compton, printers
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Magic
Contains vocabularies
Topics: Egyptian language, Mythology, Religion, Folklore
Wellcome Library
by Ploss, Hermann Heinrich, 1819-1885; Bartels, Max (Maximilian), 1843-1904; Bartels, Paul, 1874-1914; Dingwall, Eric John
texts
eye 3,437
favorite 7
comment 0
A translation based upon "Das Weib in der Natur- und Völkerkunde : anthropologische Studien von Dr H. Ploss," Leipzig, 1885, and later editions. cf. Pref
Topics: Women, Ethnology, Sex, Women
Wellcome Library
by Moore, N. Hudson, 1857-1927. n 50004220
texts
eye 3,346
favorite 3
comment 0
"List of English clockmakers": p. [163]-293; "List of American clockmakers": p. [295]-330
Topic: Clocks and watches
"The sale of this book is restricted to members of the Medical and Legal Professions, Scientists, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Criminologists, and Social Workers"
Wellcome Sexology Collection
texts
eye 3,300
favorite 10
comment 0
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Topic: Sex customs
Wellcome Library
by Stern, Bernhard, 1867-1927; Berger, David, tr
texts
eye 3,282
favorite 10
comment 0
Translation of : Geschlechtsleben in der Türkei : mit Beruecksichtigung der muslemischen Nachbarlaender und der ehemaligen Vasallenstaaten : eigene Ermittlungen und gesammelte Berichte / von Bernhard Stern"
Topics: Sex, Sexual Behavior
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Berg, Karl.; Berg, Karl
texts
eye 3,231
favorite 3
comment 0
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Topic: Sadism
Wellcome Library
by Morrison, Robert, 1782-1834. n 79139159
texts
eye 3,225
favorite 0
comment 0
pt. 1. Chinese and English arranged according to the radicals.--pt. 2. Chinese and English arranged alphabetically.--pt. 3. English and Chinese
Topics: Chinese language, English language
Royal College of Physicians
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office; Royal College of Physicians of London
texts
eye 3,199
favorite 0
comment 0
v. 1-2. Authors, A-Z.--v. 3. Supplement: Anonymous, transactions, reports, periodicals.
Topics: Military Medicine, Medical Libraries, Bibliography, Catalogues
This material has been provided by The University of Glasgow Library. The original may be consulted at The University of Glasgow Library
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Magic
Wellcome Trust Publications
by Galen; Singer, Charles, 1876-1960; Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
texts
eye 3,165
favorite 7
comment 0
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Topics: Medicine, Greek and Roman, Anatomy
Wellcome Library
by Rose, H. A. (Horace Arthur), 1867-1933. n 84103999; Ibbetson, Denzil, Sir, 1847-1908. n 84029393; Maclagan, Edward, Sir, 1864-1952. nr 93011436
texts
eye 3,115
favorite 1
comment 0
Subtitle varies slightly
Topics: Ethnology, Caste, Caste, Ethnology, Religion
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
eye 3,049
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
UCL Library Services, University College London (UCL)
by Meric, H. de; University College, London. Library Services
texts
eye 3,049
favorite 1
comment 0
This material has been provided by UCL Library Services. The original may be consulted at UCL (University College London)
Wellcome Library
by Dingwall, Eric John
texts
eye 3,045
favorite 4
comment 0
bl
Topic: Infibulation
Wellcome Library
by Yates, William, 1792-1845
texts
eye 3,026
favorite 0
comment 0
iv pages, 1 unnumbered leaf, 589, 19 pages ; (8vo)
Topics: Hindustani language, Hindustani language -- Dictionaries -- English
Wellcome Library
by Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
texts
eye 3,024
favorite 9
comment 0
Includes bibliographical footnotes and index
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Families, Culture, Mythology
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives Service
by Crawford, Dirom Grey, 1857-1942; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
texts
eye 2,922
favorite 4
comment 0
Vol.2 includes bibliography, p.477-484, and index
Topics: India, History of medicine
Also published London : F. Aldor, 1936
Topics: Sexual Behavior, Sex Offenses, Paraphilias
Wellcome Library
by Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940.; Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940
texts
eye 2,910
favorite 6
comment 1
Translation of Sadismus und Masochismus
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Paraphilias
Wellcome Library
by Itō, Tokutarō; Matsumura, Jinzō, 1856-1928
texts
eye 2,886
favorite 0
comment 0
Cover title
Topic: Botany
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831; Rosa, Giovanni della; Elluin, François Roland, 1745-1810; Borel, Antoine, 1743-1810; Aretino, Pietro, 1492-1556. Sonetti lussuriosi. French
texts
eye 2,866
favorite 10
comment 0
"Avant-propos" (p. [5]-6) signed: Giov. della Rosa
Topics: Erotic literature, Pornography, Coitus
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)
by Saint-Robert, Paul, comte de, 1815-1888; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
texts
eye 2,865
favorite 0
comment 0
This material has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The original may be consulted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topic: Thermodynamics
University of Bristol Library
by Aitken, John, -1790; Smith, Richard, 1772-1843, Provenance; Bristol Royal Infirmary. Library, Provenance; University of Bristol. Library
texts
eye 2,832
favorite 0
comment 0
Library copy lacks plate with portrait
Topic: General surgery
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943.; Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943
texts
eye 2,821
favorite 9
comment 0
Bibliography: p. 307-320
Topics: Sexual ethics, Free love, Sex, Morals, Social Conditions
King's College London, Foyle Special Collections Library
by Meckel, J. F. (Johann Friedrich), 1781-1833; Jourdan, A. J. L. (Antoine Jacques Louis), 1788-1848; Breschet, G. (Gilbert), 1784-1845; Physical Society (Guy's Hospital) former owner; St. Thomas's Hospital. Medical School Library former owner; King's College London
texts
eye 2,768
favorite 1
comment 0
King’s College London
Topics: Human body, Anatomy, Physiology
Wellcome Library
by Bell, Benjamin, 1749-1806. n 84136209
texts
eye 2,751
favorite 1
comment 0
ESTC
Topic: Surgery
Includes index
Topic: Botany
Wellcome Library
by Broca, Paul, 1824-1880. n 80012987
texts
eye 2,746
favorite 0
comment 0
Added illustrated t.-p. with title: Beeton's book of household management
Topics: Cooking, Housekeeping
Wellcome Library
by Khory, Rustomjee Naserwanjee; Katrak, Nanabhai Navrosji
texts
eye 2,705
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol. 2 printed at the Caxton works
Topics: Herbs, Materia Medica, Plants, Medicinal
Wellcome Library
texts
eye 2,650
favorite 0
comment 0
Reprinted from various sources
Topic: Tongue Neoplasms
Includes bibliographic footnotes
Topics: Caste, Hinduism, Caste, Hinduism
Wellcome Library
by Lenormant, Francois; Cooper, W. R. (William Ricketts), 1843-1878. nr2002006103
texts
eye 2,552
favorite 4
comment 0
"Editor's preface" signed: W. R. C. [i. e. William Ricketts Cooper]
Topic: Magic
Wellcome Library
by Sedbergh School. nr2005012976; Wilson, B
texts
eye 2,542
favorite 1
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Compiled by B. Wilson
Topic: Sedbergh School